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Ben Botica inexplicably kicks the ball away as Harlequins attempt late comeback in final


Before watching the video here, based on what I'd heard I was expecting to see the score at 19-all when he kicked it out.

These so-called fans and pundits are making a massive reach in assuming that Quins would definitely have scored a converted try from there.

If there's one thing that has no place in such a team-oriented game as rugby, it's scapegoating of individuals.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Six Outstanding Tries on Shortlist for Premiership Try of the Season

Probably the Thacker try eh?

Hooker from the halfway line. Number defenders beaten, both in the heavy traffic and then in space.
And I love the dummy to Goneva - I think everyone including Goneva were shocked when he didn't pass! And that acceleration for the line! After a 50m run that was impressive!

Do we need to deduct points from him for a horrendous haircut? Mostly obscured by the scrum cap to be fair. And he gets bonus points for the massive mis-pass in the Betham try.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Lima Sopoaga creates Waisake Naholo try with one of the flattest crosskick's you will ever see

Love that.
Fair point Eddie. Makes you wonder how many caps Sopoaga have if he represented a different country. Bloody brilliant player if you ask me.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Luke McAlister creates two Gael Fickou tries with superb little chips

So *that*'s what Michalak was trying to the other day!? (
Bit more effective in the oppo 22 than on your own tryline it seems...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Fans and players involved in crazy fight at full time in Argentina

"You're all acting very immature. Now go and get on with your drinking."

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Referee checks TMO twice for Chris Henry's controversial try

- Sir, I think there's another camera angle that proves that the try shouldn't be awarded!
- Oh, are you the captain now? I didn't see your original skipper leave the field, he should have made that clear to me.
- Well, I'm not the captain Sir, it's just that if you look aga...
- *Turns back and walks away nonchalantly*

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Ma'a Nonu and Quade Cooper combine for awesome Toulon try vs Castres

Wihongi's schlongi. :)

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Ma'a Nonu and Quade Cooper combine for awesome Toulon try vs Castres

I wonder if anyone can attempt to explain what Michalak might even have been trying to do with that chip kick. The only thing I can come up with is that it was a "kick-pass" to Nonu, who presumably was expected to then catch it and sprint the length of the field. I suppose that's an creative enough play, but surely about 1% chance at best of delivering a better outcome than a simple touchfinder.

I'd be happier to see that ball smashed into Row X every time.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Ma'a Nonu and Quade Cooper combine for awesome Toulon try vs Castres

On the punch:
At first glance this might look like a cheap shot. It is not.

Red #3 quite clearly squeezed Wihongi's Crown Jewels. This is the epitome of a dick move and richly deserves retaliation.

I think the more significant point here is the Hollywood shit by red #3. Even Rivaldo's theatrics at the 2002 World Cup pale in comparison with this.

Honestly, the sight of a tighthead prop writhing on the floor clutching his chin like this makes me feel quite sick.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Highlights from the Army vs Navy classic clash at Twickenham

It's actually worse though isn't it.

The Ash Splash is just an exaggerated version of a natural try-scoring movement. My only problem with it is he bottles it every time and cushions the landing with a knee. I saw Christian Wade dive in for a try the other week and he propelled himself about five feet in the air and slid in to the turf like an Olympic swimmer entering the water.

I'm willing to tolerate the Roko Ball Kiss on account of him generally not acting like a massive tool though.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago